If you want proof Wayne Swan is not only the World's Greatest Treasurer but a really good bloke, you only need to look at his appointment of Chris Jordan as Australia's new commissioner of taxation.

Jordan, you will remember, was the chair of Swan's Business Tax Working Group, which was handed the poison chalice of trying to find a way to bring in the company tax cut -- and find a way to pay for it. Jordan was set up to fail -- the company tax cut was supposed to be a pay-off for the mining tax, and business wasn't going to be fooled into losing another tax break to help the federal government make good on its company tax promise.